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- Food Safety Recall: Ehresman Packing Co. (Garden City, KS) recalls ham, summer sausage, bacon and whole smoked turkeys produced between January 5, 2009, and April 13, 2010. The meat products were sold at Ehresman Packing Co. in Garden City, and are being recalled because the company did not adequately document temperatures of the meat products as they were chilled.
- Food Safety Recall: Giant Eagle recalls more than 20 varieties of Giant Eagle Salad, because the salads may be contaminated with E. coli O145 and have been recalled by Freshway Foods (the manufacturer).
- Food Safety Recall: Kroger recalls Imperial Sysco Salad Mix (4/5 lb) and Chopped Romaine (6/2 lb), sold in Kroger stores located in Central and Northwest Ohio and N. West Virginia panhandle, and Michigan. These salads are part of the Freshway Foods recall and may be contaminated with E. coli O145 (not E. coli O157:H7, as indicated on the Kroger recall website).
- OTC Pharmaceutical Product Recall: Navajo Manufacturing Company, Inc. recalls all lot codes of Navajo Children's Motrin, Berry (1 oz. UPC #24291-29559-4) because some of the product may be ineffective.
- Consumer Product Investigation: Health Canada has received two complaints of rashes associated with the use of Pampers Dry Max Diapers. Health Canada is in contact with the manufacturer, Procter & Gamble, and is working cooperatively with US officials to investigate the complaints.
- Food Safety Recall (Denmark): TR-Thorup Kød Engros ApS recalls Roast Pork Slices due to contamination with Salmonella Typhimurium. The recalled packaged pork slices was distributed to restaurants, cafes, bodegas, restaurants, clubs, halls and sandwich shops in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.
- Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Eurofrugt A/S recalls Thompson Seedless Grapes from India (batch #021805) due to the presence of chlormequat (pesticide) on the grapes.
- Food Safety Recall (Denmark): H & P Frugtimport A/S recalls green seedless grapes from India due to the presence of chlormequat (pesticide) on the grapes.
- Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coop Danmark A/S recalls Coop Mazarin (best before 18-05-2010) because of the presence of mold growth on the cakes.
- Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Jan Import A/S recalls Sun Island brand Apricots (lot #51-001), packaged in Turkey for Jan Import, because of a strong yeasty smell.
- Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (France): Novartis Pharma recalls lot #S0140 of Glivec 400mg coated pills after another EU country discovers the counterfeit pills that imitate the appearance of this item. There is no evidence that the counterfeit pills were distributed in France, but Novartis has undertaken the recall as a precaution.
- Organic Poultry Farm Lockdown (Germany and the Netherlands): Twenty-seven (27) organic poultry farms locked down after dioxin-contaminated corn from Ukraine was used to produce poultry feed that was supplied to these farms. According to WorldPoultry.net, the affected farms are not permitted to sell their eggs for one week.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0544): Salmonella Saint Paul in marinated chicken fillets from Germany; distributed in Denmark.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0545): Norovirus in oysters (Crassostrea Gigas) from Ireland; distributed in Denmark.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0546): Norovirus in oysters (Crassostrea Gigas) from France; distributed in Denmark.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0547): Carbendazim and dimethoate (pesticides) in sweet peppers (paprika) from Turkey; distributed in Germany.
- Consumer Product Safety Notification (EU #2010.0548): Migration of formaldehyde from melamine dish with decor from China; distributed in Czech Republic.
- Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2010.0549): Too high molecular weight for hydrolysed poultry protein from Germany; distributed in Poland.
- Consumer Product Safety Notification (EU #2010.0550): Migration of formaldehyde from melamine dish with decor from China; distributed in Czech Republic.
- Food Safety Notification and Recall (EU #2010.0551): Glass fragments in sheep's milk yogurt from France; distributed in Andorra, Belgium, France and Luxembourg under the Bonneterre and Monoprix Bio brand names.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0552): Too high content of sulphite in chilled cooked shrimps from Spain, with raw material from Cuba; distributed in Italy.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0553): Formetanate in red peppers from Turkey, via Germany; distributed in Austria.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0554): Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum packed smoked Atlantic salmon from France; distributed in Luxembourg.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0556): Mercury in food supplement from Austria; distributed in Germany.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0557): Salmonella typhimurium DT 120 in frozen pork from Spain; distributed in Denmark.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0558): Listeria monocytogenes in smoked trout fillets from Austria, with raw material from Italy; distributed in Austria.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0559): Aflatoxins in peanuts from Togo; distributed in Germany.
- Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2010.0560): Salmonella spp. in linseed oilcake from Ukraine; distributed in Italy.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0561): Aflatoxins in chili powder from India; distributed in Germany.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0562): Foodborne outbreak suspected (norovirus) to be caused by frozen raspberries from Poland; distributed in Sweden.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0563): Salmonella Derby, Salmonella typhimurium DT 120 and Salmonella typhimurium DT 193 - multiresistant in boneless and fatless pork eye-loin from Spain; distributed in Denmark.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0564): Foodborne outbreak suspected (norovirus) to be caused by frozen blackberries from Serbia; distributed in Sweden.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
- Food Safety Recall (Republic of China): Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration warns that 2 dried tofu products (large stewed dried tofu produced by the Zhengxiang Food Manufacturer in 260g package, and Daxi small dried tofu produced by the Richang Dried Tofu Store in 250g package) and preserved oysters (packed and sold at traditional markets) are possible sources of two cases of botulism that are under investigation.
- Food Safety Recall (Abu Dhabi): Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has withdrawn a China-made candy named Mixed Fruit Stick from the market because it contained harmful coloring chemicals. The coloring agents were not listed on the ingredient label.
- Proprietary Medicine Recall (Singapore): The Health Sciences Authority advises consumers that batch #B/N 551001 of the Chinese Proprietary Medicine product Zhongya Brand Tzepao Sanpien Pill has been removed from sale after HSA found excessive lead levels. Consumers are warned not to use this product batch.
- Proprietary Medicine Advisory (Hong Kong): The Department of Health advises consumers that a Chinese medicinal product named Zhongya Brand Tzepao Sanpien Pills (中亞牌至寶三鞭丸) with batch number "551001" has been found by the Singaporean authority to have excessive lead. Hong Kong authorities are investigating to determine whether this product was imported into Hong Kong.
- Pharmaceutical Product Recall (Hong Kong): The Department of Health has directed Quality Pharmaceutical Laboratory Ltd to recall all its products from the market in view of further quality defects on analysis of its products. Please see the Department of Health recall notice for a link to the complete list of 434 recalled products.
Australia and New Zealand
- Adulterated Medication Recall (New Zealand): Medsafe orders immediate recall of SZM Formula for Men, Stallion, Volcanic and Tomcat Ali, because these erectile dysfunction products were found to contain the undeclared prescription medicine tadalafil. Medsafe’s investigations found the products were being sold by retail in health food stores and pharmacies as well as “adult” shops and over the Internet. Consumers are strongly advised to stop using these products, because tadalafil can trigger serious side effects in some individuals.
Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket's recall web site.
- Big Y® World Class Market®
- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
- Costco Wholesale Corporation (US stores)
- Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
- EDEKA (Germany)
- Food City
- Food Lion
- Giant Food LLC
- Gros Cidac (Italy)
- Hannaford Brothers Co.
- Harris Teeter
- Harvey's Supermarket
- The Kroger Company*
- Price Chopper
- Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.
- Stop & Shop
- Sweetbay Supermarkets
- Top Food & Drug
- Tops Friendly Markets
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- Whole Foods Market
- WinCo Foods
- Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.